Internship Program

MBDA Internship ProgramThe MBDA Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the business, government and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

How to Apply?

Student Eligibility:

  1. Be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited institution and recommended by a school official.

  2. Be at least 16 years old. (In some cases the age requirement may differ.)

  3. Be a U.S. citizen of the U.S.

  4. Meet the Department's policy on employment of relatives.

  5. Pass a background check & meet security or fitness requirements.

The prospective student must meet all 5 of the established requirements listed above in order to be considered for an internship.

Interested students should:

  1. Reach out to the point of contact listed at the bottom of each description expressing their interest, AND

  2. Forward the following documents to Caroline Martinez-Carranza, MBDA Internship Coordinator:

  • Cover Letter (including your internship preference),

  • Resume (including a current mailing address), AND

  • Writing Sample

Caroline Martinez-Carranza will work with the manager(s) identified in the specific internship of interest, and ensure a timely decision is made. Please send the documents via email to  

If a conditional offer is made, the student will receive a set of background documents through email. Students will also receive a set of fingerprint cards (via regular mail sent to the mailing address listed on your resume).  Fingerprint cards must be taken to a local police station, completed, and mailed back to Caroline Martinez-Carranza at the following address:

Caroline Martinez-Carranza
Minority Business Development Agency
Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 5084
Washington, DC 20230

All documents and background checks MUST BE RECEIVED & PROCESSED prior to a firm offer being made.

  • Spring Internship by January 15th (Now Accepting and Reviewing Applications)
  • Summer Internship by April 1st
  • Fall Internship by July 15th
  • Winter Internship by November 1st


Intern Program

Intern Program

Published on: 11/12/2019